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Robert R. M. Verchick and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law's Center for Environmental Law recently published its first e-newsletter. The inaugural issue of the Environmental Law Program Newsletter highlights our environmental certificate program, experiential learning, a new addition to our courses and research opportunities, recent publications, post-graduate support programs, our students in the news, and happenings with our Environmental Law Society.

Loyola Law faculty members John A. Lovett and Markus G. Puder, along with Evelyn L. Wilson of the Southern University Law Center, have published a new casebook entitled Louisiana Property Law: The Civil Code, Cases, and Commentary.

Blaine LeCesne's expertise on the BP litigation - in particular, Halliburton's recent settlement - was feature in an article in USA Today. He was also interviewed about the settlement by WWNO during NPR's All Things Considered on September 2, 2014. 

The full USA Today article can be found here http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/09/02/halliburton-settles-gulf-explosion-claims/14958979/

Hiroko Kusuda was quoted in the Time article "Influx of Child Immigrants Strains Courts in Louisiana"

The article can be found at http://time.com/3093029/child-migrants-immigration-reform-new-orleans/

Professor Szalai recently presented written testimony to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary for a hearing regarding proposed legislation to amend the Federal Arbitration Act.  Professor Szalai’s testimony relied on the history of the Federal Arbitration Act's enactment to reveal a flaw and ambiguity in the proposed legislation, and Professor Szalai also offered suggestions to improve the bill to protect consumers and employees.

M. Isabel Medina, Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law, presented a paper on "An Analysis of Federal Court Decisions Involving Citizenship by Descent from 1990-2010 to Identify the Role of Race, Gender, Marital Status, Class and National Origin," at the Class Crits VI Workshop on Stuck in Forward? Austerity and the Possibilities of the Political, at Southwestern Law School, presented by Southwestern Law Review and Sponsored by the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy at SUNY Buffalo and UC Davis School of Law, on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

Women of the Year recognizes individuals whose successes in business and contributions to the community have made them movers and shakers in the region. Nominations were accepted throughout the year and a selection committee reviewed and chose the top candidates.  Honorees were selected based on industry and community involvement, as well as their career achievements.

The full list of honorees is here.

M. Isabel Medina presented “Citizenship by Descent and the Intersection of State Family Law and Federal Citizenship Law” at the LatCrit 2013 in Chicago on October 4, 2013 in a panel on Taking Courts Seriously: Difference, Domination, and Doctrine.

Ms Medina also presented a talk on citizenship by descent and the interaction between state family law and citizenship determinations in administrative and federal court proceedings to the National Association of Women Judges at their annual conference on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Ritz Carlton, New Orleans.

M. Isabel Medina presented a paper on Silencing Race:  State Restrictions on Ethnic Studies in Primary and Secondary Education at the Fourth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium at Loyola University Chicago School of Law on November 2, 2013.

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